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Poll: Economic Concerns Get Personal for People of Color | Healthiest Communities Health News
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Poll: Economic Concerns Get Personal for People of Color | Healthiest Communities Health News

Concerns over the state of the U.S. economy were top of mind for most Americans following the midterm elections, according to recent survey findings from U.S. News & World Report and The Harris Poll, though the same survey points to varied levels of anxiety among racial and ethnic groups as the country stares down a potential recession.The findings are based on online polling of nearly 2,000 adults conducted by The Harris Poll from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13, ahead of an inaugural forum and webinar series from U.S. News on the state of financial and health equity in America. They were fielded amid a midterm election season rife with debate over inflation and abortion rights, and one in which Democrats held on to their majority in the U.S. Senate while losing control of the U.S. House of Rep...
Overlooked and Underserved: Promoting Mental Health Equity in Marginalized Communities | Healthiest Communities Health News
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Overlooked and Underserved: Promoting Mental Health Equity in Marginalized Communities | Healthiest Communities Health News

Awareness of mental health care as a key part of holistic health is growing. Even so, a lack of access to proper care and the stigma that surrounds talking about our mental health remain.In particular, Black, Indigenous and other persons of color – as well as LGBTQIA+ populations – face stigma, structural barriers and other unique challenges to accessing quality mental health care. It’s crucial that we continue to highlight these struggles and recognize how programs are leveraging education, understanding and advocacy to expand quality mental health care to communities that have long been overlooked and underserved.A 2022 CVS Health and Morning Consult survey found more than half of Americans (56%) agree that society has become more comfortable engaging in mental health discussions sinc...
U.S. Breast Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall
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U.S. Breast Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall

By By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Reporter(HealthDay)TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer researchers and clinicians have made tremendous progress in reducing death rates in the past three decades, yet a racial gap persists in the United States.Even with the lower numbers of actual disease compared to white patients, Black women are still much more likely to die from the disease.The American Cancer Society highlights these disparities in a new report."We found that despite continued progress in reducing the risk of death from breast cancer, there is an alarming persistent gap for Black women, who have a 40% higher risk of dying from breast cancer than White women despite lower incidence. This is not new, and it is not explained by more aggressive cancer,"...
Health Insurance Coverage Varies Broadly by Race, Income | Healthiest Communities Health News
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Health Insurance Coverage Varies Broadly by Race, Income | Healthiest Communities Health News

The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey indicates that 8.1% of Americans 18 and older lacked health insurance coverage, though this figure varied widely across different demographics.About 6% of non-Hispanic whites were uninsured, according to the data, which was collected from July 27 through Aug. 8. The same was the case for 9.2% of non-Hispanic Black individuals and 17.1% of Hispanics. The estimates, calculated by U.S. News, are based on data from survey respondents whose insurance status was known.The nonpartisan data center USAFacts reports that a lower percentage of Hispanics in the U.S. were insured in 2020 (81.7%) than in 2015 (84%), while coverage rates among white, Black, and Asian Americans all ticked up in that time. Among nonelderly adults, Hisp...
The Black and White of Organ Transplants: Equity in the Gift of Life | Healthiest Communities Health News
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The Black and White of Organ Transplants: Equity in the Gift of Life | Healthiest Communities Health News

As much as COVID-19 has exacerbated long-standing health disparities in America – Blacks have had a 70% greater chance of death due to COVID-19 than whites – this, of course, is not the only shocking inequity in American health care. Tragically, the effort to save lives through organ transplantation is marred by a deep chasm separating the treatment of Blacks from whites.Black Americans die every day waiting for an organ because the transplantation system in America is weighted heavily against them, as study after study has shown.Everyone deserves an equal chance at living a full life. To achieve this most basic measure of fairness, there must be reforms to the organ transplantation process. This should be a core element of the push for health equity in the United States, which already ...